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Spreading Dogbane - Photo by Lorraine Anderson

Spreading Dogbane  by Lorraine Anderson

Wildflowers July 17, 2002

Found blooming in Cook County, Minnesota by Lorraine Anderson (Be sure to check out the past reports linked at the right as well!)

We had some extra trips this week. On Thursday we went up the Gunflint Trail to the Magnetic Rock Trail. We were looking for Wood Lillies and found three. Two were wilted but the third one was beautiful. Next year we will try to go earlier. We did not go to the rock but saw Bristly Sarsaparilla and some White Pyrola. The most striking thing was the many harebells. It's the first time I remember seeing them, in our county, anyplace but on the shore. On the trail we saw our first Goldenrod. That is a sign of summer ending - So Sad!
On Saturday we went back to Limbo Beach Bog to find some Sundew. We found them but only one wilted flower. There were two kinds of Cottongrass. We had some "discussion" as to what their Latin name was & ended up with some agreement. These "discussions" are part of the fun. The Pitcher-plants & Arethusa were still lovely.
     On Wednesday we began by driving up highway #61. It is getting so colorful with the Daisy's, Bird's-foot Trefoil and Fireweed. We were invited to a yard on the lake at Big Bay. This woman had bark chip trails through her beautiful woods. There was lots of Linnea, some One-flowered Wintergreen but best of all - and what we came for was the Striped Coralroot. We had not seen that for about 15 years.
We then went to Grand Portage and walked a ways on the Grand Portage Trail. There was a nice bunch of Canada Anenome. We then went up to High Falls, almost on the Canadian Border, and walked up to the falls. They were nice but not spectacular because late in the season and lack of rain. We ate on a bench by the trail. It was a warm day today so we chose to stay close to Lake Superior.

Roads Traveled:
Gunflint Trail, Highway 61

What we saw this week:

Agrimony, Common - Agrimonia gryposepala*
Anenome, Canada - Anemone canadensis*

Arethusa or Dragon's Mouth - Arethusa bulbosa

Avens, ssp

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia serotina

Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium (mucronatum?)

Buckwheat, Climbing False - Polygonum scandens
Bugloss, Vipers - Echium vulgare*

Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis
Buttercup, Tall or Common - Ranunculus acris

Campion, White or Lychnis, Evening - Lychnis alba
Caraway - Carum carvi

Chamomile, Wild - Matricaria chamomilla
Cinquefoil, Rough - Potentilla norvegica*
Cinquefoil, Rough-fruited - Potentilla recta
Cinquefoil, Shrubby - Potentilla Fruticosa
Cinquefoil, Three-toothed - Potentilla tridentata

Clover, Hop - Trifolium agratium
Clover, Pink, White & Lavender

Clover, Rabbitsfoot - Trifolium arvense*

Clover, Sweet, Yellow, White & Purple
Columbine (Honeysuckle - Aquilegia canadensis

Coralroot, Striped - Corallorhiza striata**
Cotton-grass - Eriphorum alpinum (small) & E. gracile 
Cow-wheat - Milampyrum lineare*
Daisy, Ox-eye - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Dock, Curled - Rumex crispus

Dogbane, Spreading - Apocynum androsaemifolium*
Fireweed - Epilobium angustifolium*

Fleabane, Daisy - Erigeron annus
Goldenrod ssp.*

Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia
Hawkweed, Orange - Hieracium aurantiacum
Hawkweed, Yellow - Hieracium scabrum

Heal-all - Prunella vulgaris
Lily, Wood - Lilium andinum*

Linnea, Twinflower - Linnea borealis 
Lupine, Garden - Lupinus polyphyllus

Meadow-rue, Tall - Thalictrum polygamum

Parsnip, Cow - Heracleum maximum

Pea, Beach - Lathyrus japonicus

Pitcher-plant - Sarracenia purpurea
Primrose, Evening-Oenothera biennis

Pyrola, Lesser - Pyrola minor*
Pyrola, Pink - Pyrola asarifolia*
Pyrola, Round-leaved - Pyrola rotundifolia*
Rose, Wild - Rosa
Sarsaparilla, Bristly - Aralia hispida*
Sorrel, Sheep or Common - Rumex acetosella

Stitchwort, Lesser - Stellaria graminea*
Sundew, Round-leaved - Drosera rotundifolia (in bud)
Trefoil, Birdsfoot - Lotus corniculatus

Twinflower - Linnea borealis 

Vetch, Crown - Coronilla varia
Vetch, Purple - Vica americana

Wintergreen, One-flowered - Moneses uniflora

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Blooming Trees and Shrubs:

Dogwood, Red-osier - Cornus stolonifera

Honeysuckle, Northern Bush - Diervilla lonicera
Honeysuckle, Tartarian - Lonicera tatarica

Honeysuckle Vine - Lonicera hirsuta

Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius
Thimbleberry - Rubus parviflorus


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